Just read someone saying that they did not like California, as it was just another enormous state with many cars. For me California holds the warmest memories. Los Angeles and my now husband proposing to me (and last year we got married in Seychelles!). The amazing Kings Canyon National Park, beautiful San Francisco. I had wanted to see San Francisco for many years, and it was just like I imagined it would be. Small coast guard station next to Golden Gate Bridge, steep streets and crooked turns on the Russian Hill. Read more about the wonderful experience of a road trip in California here.